Flash 405, June 2017: “Nemesis” Winners

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Judge Laura Rensing started off describing her prompt “Nemesis” with a simple truth: “Everyone’s got one.” And based on the number of entries we received, it seems you agree! Over 100 talented writers submitted their interpretations and experiences with enemies, oppositions, and overcomings.

Narrowing down these exceptional submissions was no easy feat, but after much deliberation, we can now reveal the winners of Flash 405, June 2017!

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Call for Submissions: Flash 405, June 2017: “Nemesis”

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While we wait with baited breath for the winners of Trinie Dalton’s Flash 405, April 2017: “Shangri-La,” Expo is excited to announce the next round of Flash 405, this time with Expo editor Laura Rensing! Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we will be accepting entries for our June round of Flash 405 from June 4–July 5, 2017. We accept entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen via Submittable.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme from judge and Expo editor Laura Rensing.

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, April 2017: “Shangri-La” with Trinie Dalton

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You’ve read the winners from Lauren Gorski’s Flash 405: “Monster” writing contest. And now it’s again time to open your computers, sharpen you pencils, uncap your pens, and try your hand at flash writing in all forms. Expo’s multi-genre short form writing competition Flash 405 is back for another round. Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we’ll be accepting entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen for our next round from April 4–May 5, 2017 via Submittable.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme from guest judge and one of Expo’s favorite writers and former USC MPW professors Trinie Dalton:

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, February 2017: “Monster”

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Our annual issue submissions are closed, but you know what that means—it’s time for the 2017 Flash 405 season! That’s right, Expo’s multi-genre short form writing competition is back. Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we will be accepting entries for our first round of Flash 405 from February 4–March 5, 2017. We accept entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen via Submittable.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme from judge and Expo editor Lauren Gorski:

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LitFest 2016 in Retrospect, with work by Janet Fitch & Judith Freeman

LitFest PasadenaThe fifth annual LitFest Pasadena was on June 4, and Exposition Review was delighted to be a part of this celebration of authors, books, and the craft of writing! Kicking off the day with panels on YA writing and science fiction author Octavia Butler, LitFest hosted a full day of events and readings around the Pasadena Playhouse District–including our own panel, A Flash of Inspiration: Micro-narratives in Multi-Genre Writing Workshop.

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A Flash of Inspiration at LitFest Pasadena

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The editors of Exposition Review are excited to announce that we are curating a panel discussion and writing event at LitFest Pasadena. We’ve gathered some of our favorite writers, editors, and MPW alumni to bring you writing ideas and inspiration.  If you can’t make it out to Pasadena—and even if you can—tag your questions on Twitter as #AskExpo, and we just might live-tweet back your answer.

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